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St Pauls Chambers September 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
St Pauls Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Simon Bickler QC
Address of chambers:
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Crime; Civil; Family; Education
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation
North eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
September 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
St Pauls Chambers invite applications for two 12-month common law pupillages. One pupillage shall commence in September 2020 and the remaining pupillage in September 2021. Please specify within your application if you have a preferential start date.

St Pauls Chambers was voted a Legal 500 ‘Top Tier Set’ in 2019 and prides itself on the expert advice and representation its members provide. We take professional development seriously and nurture the talent of our pupils from the moment they join chambers by monitoring their progress closely. Pupils are normally asked to assist on much bigger cases than they would normally do in their sole name and we operate an ‘open door policy’ in chambers when it comes to seeking professional help.

St Pauls Chambers believes in hard work and we police ourselves rigorously. To that end, we are seeking two exceptional individuals to commence pupillage with chambers in 2020 and 2021. We are a progressive set and are looking for enthusiastic and talented candidates from all backgrounds. We assess pupillage candidates based on their understanding of our work, academic and intellectual abilities as well as oral and written communication skills.

In the first six months, pupils will be supervised by a member of Chambers who undertakes a mixed practice or if the member specialises in either crime, civil or family law, pupils will have an opportunity to experience different areas of law with other members of chambers. First six pupils will receive continuing feedback from their pupil supervisor. In their second six months, pupils can expect to receive instructions to appear in court on a daily basis.
Application Questions

The following questions will form the Pupillage Application Questionnaire section of the application form for this pupillage vacancy. These are included here to allow you to prepare in advance.

  1. BC1: Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career (200 words)
  2. BC2: Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice (200 words)
  3. What are your goals for your practice five years post pupillage? (250 words)
  4. Give an example of when you have had to persuade others to a point of view? (250 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.